Saturday, April 21, 2018

Doing Lines 1

I’ve written a lot of stuff over the years. You could call part of it lyrics or poetry or spoken word with some short stories thrown in and a movie script of two for good measure. Some of it was good and some of it not so good. Okay, some of it was utter crap. Since I’ve done nothing with the vast majority of it I decided to draw out a line or two from here and there and put them to good use. This is especially good for the junk that never seemed to work quite the way I wanted it to. At least some good will come of it. If you’re thinking “Didn’t Henry Rollins do something like this once?” my answer is yes. Yes he did. What’s your point? His version was intentionally written to be very brief. My version is taken from larger pieces and I call it Doing Lines. We'll see if this leads anywhere.

My pockets are full of empty promises.

The youth are unfulfilled. Their minds never tested.

He was assuming the form of the dead.

I said hello. She asked me how much money I make.

His father stole his money and changed his phone number to unlisted.

She once threw a knife in my general direction.

His cousin never picked him up. His uncle never answered the phone.

I was divorced. She was married. There was something between us.

She never told me she had a boyfriend.

I was too old for her anyway.


Now I can’t remember her last name.

My Mom re-used the film. Now her picture is gone.

Your rights were violated yet you’re the guilty victim.

Sunken eyes stare at the page.

Hold on, don’t leave me again.

TV and the radio became my best friends when I moved into town.

Criminals walk free in our government.

Why don’t you get drunk and be somebody.

Sitting alone on the couch laughing at private jokes.

Nerds have more fun.

Our youth are under siege by the demon heavy metal.

Just remember, you chose them over us.

You wonder why I think the way I do.

You wonder why I act the way I do.

You got the looks, you got the dough.

I’m spending another Christmas alone.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, April 20, 2018

notmovingpictures Episode 86:1318 4th Ave And Me

These things never seem to end up how I want them to. While listening to the latest episode of the Henry & Heidi podcast I got inspired to tell the story of the time after I had gotten out of the Army and returned home thinking I could at least find cool, live music at the only alternative music venue in the Huntington, WV area called Gumbys, only to find that it had closed. It would be reincarnated under at least two more names later and I was able to see a ton of really cool bands at that space. As I thought about those times I could hear my thoughts in my head in my own voice and it sounded great.  Lots of interesting comments and memories seemed to bubble up from my unconscious. When I got the chance to record however all of that seemed to have faded away and what you have left is here for you to listen to. Hey, at least I talk about seeing the Rollins Band and Clutch in the same year at that very same spot, 1318 4th Avenue.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Rollins Band - Low Self Opinion

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 152: Tall Baby Suns



Gord Downie - A Natural
Man Sized Action - Bubble Bursts
Baby Tooth - Jet Lag
Volcano Suns - Brother Superior
Oingo Boingo - Something Isn't Right
People In Stores - Cat And Mouse
Pedaljets - Terra Nova
pEYR - Maggasyn
Buzz Hungry - There Is A Time
Tall Tales And True - Lucifer Sam

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 151: Rude Chic Creeps



Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
Iron Chic - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg
The Ramones - What A Wonderful World
Miracle Legion - Closer To The Wall
Rude Pride - Many People Suffer
Bully - Feel The Same
The Creeps - Stagger Through The City
The Professionals - Rewind
The Well - Dragon Snort
L7 - Dispatch From Mar-A-Lago

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, March 30, 2018

notmovingpictures Episode 085: Walk This Way

Episode 85 starts off with the continuing saga of my brother-in-law Gary and his travails with immigration before moving on to the recent update that Peru's president has stepped down from his office even though he continues to proclaim his innocence. Then I give an update on what I have been reading recently. Names like Todd Taylor, Kevin Sampsell, Mike Faloon, Allen Morris Jones and Barry Eisler are all dropped. Lastly I close with a little storytelling from basic training about music. There you go, have at it.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Run-DMC - Walk This Way

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Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ten For Tuesday Episode 150: Wayward Hepcat Rokker



Rokker - Rock Fever
The Tourists - It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
The Slackers - Rude And Reckless
Hepcat - Bobby And Joe
The Talks - Radio
Slaughter And The Dogs - Won't Let Go
Wayward Sons - Crush
Scorpions - Now
Black Country Communion - Collide

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Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

Friday, March 16, 2018

notmovingpictures Episode 084: Reflecting On Failure, Reading and Racism

This episode has sat on my laptop halfway edited for about three weeks. No more I say. The time is now. More book talk is featured where I have re-read Madhouse Fog by Sean Carswell, then I was in the middle of This Is Between Us by Kevin Sampsell and it led me to think about divorce and my ex-wife's daughter. Of coursed I need to say something about my first ever visit to the Veteran's Administration and how that went. Lastly my experience going to see Black Panther and overhearing two old white racist women commenting on the poster for the movie. You gotta listen to understand it all.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: The Clash - I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.

Email: notmovingpicurtures@gmail.com  Twitter: @notmovingpics
Blog: www.notmovingpictures.blogspot.com

Older episodes can be found at www.archive.org. Just search for notmovingpictures.

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.